Maidstone: The Business Capital of Kent

Maidstone is open for business...and continues to attract significant investment with projects recently opened and planned totalling more than £300m.  Further major housing and employment allocations are also being made in the Maidstone Borough Council draft local plan.


Strategically located in central Kent between London and mainland Europe, Maidstone combines competitive costs and strong communications links with UK, European and world markets and is the power house for growth and innovation in Kent with:

  • The largest economy in Kent
  • The largest employment centre in Kent
  • The largest office market in Kent
  • The largest traditional retail centre in Kent  and
  • The largest workforce in Kent.

And with nearly 7,000 businesses if you think you know Maidstone, think again: we are home to innovators in the engineering, manufacturing and medical services sectors alongside out strengths in business & professional services; creative & media and retail & leisure.